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Viva Poesía: Palabras, Música, y Cultura

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Price: Free
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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and Department of Arts & Culture proudly present Viva Poesía: Palabras, Música, y Cultura, at the Mission Marquee Plaza! The theme of our 9th annual event is For Reels! A Poetic Tribute to the Movies, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the historic Mission Drive-In. The event will feature performances from present and past poets laureate, live music, visual arts, and more!

Billed as the official kick-off event for National Poetry Month in San Antonio, Viva Poesía features performances from current San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, past poets laureate Dr. Carmen Tafolla, Jenny Brown, and Dr. Octavio Quintanilla, as well as local spoken word artists Eddie Vega, Rooster Martinez, Arrie Porter, Isabel Brown, and Ollie McCrary. With original pieces created specifically for this event, these literary luminaries will sing in verse the cinematic magic and nostalgia of some of the films that have inspired us as human beings.

Emceed by Anthony “The Poet” Flores, Viva Poesía will include live performances by comedians, the Wonder Theatre (formerly the Woodlawn Theatre), the San Antonio Philharmonic Brass Ensemble, Como Las Movies, and more! The event will also feature make-and-take art activities and interactive workshops for the entire family led by highly acclaimed local artists and poets. Pop-up vendors will be on-site, and food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available onsite. For more event details, visit or call 210-207-2111.


Mission Marquee Plaza
3100 Roosevelt Ave
San Antonio, TX 78214 United States
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